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Old 12-02-2015, 07:18 PM
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Best all round cartridge? Something in .30 cal. For me it would be the .300 wby as it's been my main rifle since I was 18.
Otherwise, the .300 WM, then the .338 WM, and 3rd choice would be the 7mm
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:20 PM
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7mm Rem Mag and a 160 of some flavour.
Warren Page would be pleased.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:21 PM
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338 win mag but thank goodness we don't have to do the one gun foolishness for real
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:25 PM
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Warren Page would be pleased.
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He'd prefer the 175 in it. :-)
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:32 PM
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He'd prefer the 175 in it. :-)
HAHA!Well, he would just have to be happy that his 7 was there!
If I were going to use one it wouldn't be with a 275 either, it would be a 160 got sure.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:39 PM
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It would be hard to argue with the 30-06 ....... lots of bullet selections to do almost any job well and relatively economical to shoot.

If I had to have only one cartridge ...... that would likely be my choice.
I shoot a 338 wm but it's hard not to agree with ezm.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:41 PM
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I don't think so. Too versatile in terms of bullet weight and it just works.
Too bland, it doesn't excel at anything, and today people want superior ballistics, or a short, super efficient cartridge, and the 30-06 doesn't offer either. It has nothing that stands out to make it appear superior to the other cartridges.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:44 PM
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Too bland, it doesn't excel at anything, and today people want superior ballistics, or a short, super efficient cartridge, and the 30-06 doesn't offer either. It has nothing that stands out to make it appear superior to the other cartridges.
It sure drops animals in a hurry though
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:47 PM
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It sure drops animals in a hurry though
And so do dozens, and dozens of other cartridges.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:49 PM
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Guess no one caught the Lord of the rings reference
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:49 PM
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30/06
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270
7x57
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280AI
300WSM
358
I own em all.
I'm still searching for my nirvana.

I'm quite confidant in the fact nirvana doesn't exist, therefore I'm just a gun loonie, with an addiction.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:51 PM
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It's one I don't currently own. 280AI
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:52 PM
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Too bland, it doesn't excel at anything, and today people want superior ballistics, or a short, super efficient cartridge, and the 30-06 doesn't offer either. It has nothing that stands out to make it appear superior to the other cartridges.
I agree that it's bland in aspects. It of course works and I'm not arguing that, was interested to hear some rooting for the smaller more effecient cartridges out there.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:58 PM
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I agree that it's bland in aspects. It of course works and I'm not arguing that, was interested to hear some rooting for the smaller more effecient cartridges out there.
I am a big believer in sectional density. I like the math with 7mm and 6.5mm projectiles.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:59 PM
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And so do dozens, and dozens of other cartridges.
Dead is dead
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:03 PM
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The good 'ole 30-30, many will disagree but it will drop anything I want to eat out to just about as far as I want to carry it back.

Nice small lever gun you can carry for days.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:07 PM
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30-06...it'sss my preciousssss
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:08 PM
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The good 'ole 30-30, many will disagree but it will drop anything I want to eat out to just about as far as I want to carry it back.

Nice small lever gun you can carry for days.
Took my first deer with a 30 30 lever action marlin with a 4 power bushnell! Light, nicely balanced, short and maneuverable. In other woods great for the bush
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:08 PM
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30-06...it'sss my preciousssss
Finally someone caught on
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:15 PM
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280 rem with a 140gr tsx or 7mm rem mag with a 160 accubond or partition. Shot and killed lots with both of these with excellent results.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:38 PM
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30-06 definitely is the bench mark
If I had to pick one - 300WM
My heart is with a 340wby though.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:46 PM
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Guess no one caught the Lord of the rings reference
Why, it would be the one that could find them and, in the darkness, bind them.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:51 PM
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For "standard" caliber, all around, I would go with 308. Don't need to defend the choice as it's performance speaks for itself. For "not so standard" I would choose 284 Win which I see as being like a 7mm Mag without the blemishes. For "wildcat" I am convinced of the prowess of the 6.5 X 47L which is as tame as a kitten but bites like a Tasmaian Devil.
With great advances in bullet construction during the past ten years it is now possible to tear up the track with a hot rod running a 289 ... no need for the old muscle cars and their 454's.

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Old 12-02-2015, 08:51 PM
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I've used a 7mm Mag for 45 years.....shot from antelope to moose and bear. Great caliber, IMO.
Same here !
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:09 PM
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270. It works on anything I want dead.
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:21 PM
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Too bland, it doesn't excel at anything, and today people want superior ballistics, or a short, super efficient cartridge, and the 30-06 doesn't offer either. It has nothing that stands out to make it appear superior to the other cartridges.
But that's the magic of it. It does everything fairly well and just simply works. Kind of like the Toyota Corolla of the cartridge world.
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:24 PM
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As of the last couple seasons, 338-06 is my choice.
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:26 PM
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338wm!
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:27 PM
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For "standard" caliber, all around, I would go with 308. Don't need to defend the choice as it's performance speaks for itself. For "not so standard" I would choose 284 Win which I see as being like a 7mm Mag without the blemishes. For "wildcat" I am convinced of the prowess of the 6.5 X 47L which is as tame as a kitten but bites like a Tasmaian Devil.
With great advances in bullet construction during the past ten years it is now possible to tear up the track with a hot rod running a 289 ... no need for the old muscle cars and their 454's.
Agreed. But sure is still a pleasure to get into a big block with 650 horse. And more pleasing to the ears. I would know!
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:28 PM
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270 win. Works on pretty much anything in NA, and is cheap to shoot. Not overly complicated like the 3006 with 50 million different bullet styles to give one fits about choosing the right bullet for the job...
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